Home / Daily Dose / Mortgage Risk Jumps from Increased FHA Loan Volume Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago American Enterprise Institute FHA GSEs Mortgage Risk 2014-05-12 Tory Barringer Tagged with: American Enterprise Institute FHA GSEs Mortgage Risk Previous: Survey: Home Price Change Expectations Fall Slightly Next: DS News Webcast: Monday 5/12/2014 Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily May 12, 2014 859 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, Loss Mitigation, News Related Articles An early look at April purchase lending suggests mortgage risk has turned up sharply as the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) takes more of the market.The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) put out on Monday a “flash release” of its National Mortgage Risk Index (NMRI), a measure of the likelihood of purchase loan defaults under stressful economic conditions. The full index, which features a more complete look at data, is scheduled for release May 27.According to the group, the index climbed last month to 11.89, indicating nearly 12 percent of loans would be at risk of default in the event of another downturn. That figure is up from a reading of 11.5 percent in March and represents a series high for the index.AEI’s Center on Housing Risk, which produces the monthly index, said the spike was “due to FHA, which had higher market share and increasing loan level risk.” According to the researchers, FHA’s home purchase volume last month came to an estimated 41,756, increasing 36 percent over March.At the same time, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac together had home purchase volume of 101,050 in April, an increase of just 24 percent.Overall, AEI reports purchase volumes were up 27 percent month-to-month, “the result of the spring buying season ramping up.”Breaking down risk across each segment, the April NMRI for FHA loans was 25.12 percent, up from 24.77 percent in March and a new high for that category. Meanwhile, the index for GSE loans fell slightly to 5.93 percent, dropping below the 6 percent maximum AEI says “is indicative of conditions conducive to a stable national market.”AEI’s preliminary index data comes only days after the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) most recent look at credit availability, which reportedly tightened in April following nearly half a year of loosening. While a growing number of lenders have say they have followed tighter lending practices as a result of this year’s Qualified Mortgage rules, AEI maintains the guidelines have actually had little effect, especially as FHA and GSE loans remain exempt from rules establishing a 43 percent maximum debt-to-income threshold. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Mortgage Risk Jumps from Increased FHA Loan Volume Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago
The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago renewable energy solar power 2018-06-25 David Wharton Previous: How Much of Household Debt Is Mortgage Based? Next: HUD Greenlights $5 Billion Texas Disaster Recovery Plan Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Journal, Market Studies, News, Technology Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Why Foreclosed Properties Might Go Green Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago DS News regularly covers the challenges posed by “zombie homes,” abandoned properties stuck in a sort of foreclosure limbo and often falling into disrepair in the meantime. But even once a property has been dragged out of that mire, that doesn’t mean it’s always just headed back onto the market. What happens when government entities complete a tax foreclosure on a property that isn’t likely to be worth rehabbing? According to officials in Michigan, the answer might just be: help save the planet.As reported by Energy News Network (ENN), government officials in Michigan are considering a unique approach when it comes to disposing of tax-foreclosed properties acquired by a state land bank, many of which are described as “undesirable due to contamination.” So, what’s the big idea for dealing with these seemingly unusable properties? Converting them into solar farms.Calhoun County Treasurer Brian Wensauer, chairman of the land bank program, told ENN that “if there’s blight or environmental issues, no one wants them and we get stuck with them.”Converting those properties for renewable energy purposes could provide a green solution that causes very little disruption to the land, according to Josh Burgett, Director of Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority.Solar conversion isn’t a workable solution for every property—ENN reports that Michigan officials have so far only identified 40 properties that look to be good candidates for renewable energy usage. For “contaminated” properties, however, much less cleanup would be required in order to convert them into solar farms than to make them ready for traditional reuse.When it comes to figuring out what to do with foreclosed properties that are contaminated or blighted beyond the point where the private market has any interest in stepping in, Michigan’s state land banks collaborate with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to determine a course of action. Since 2003, Michigan’s state land bank has “spent about $85 million on blight elimination and demolitions,” Burgett told ENN.According to data from the industry group SolarPower Europe, the global solar market grew 29.3 percent in 2017. Although President Trump’s imposition of tariffs on solar equipment have hampered growth recently, the industry still “saw growth accelerate in 25 of the 44 states the Solar Energy Industries Association tracks,” as reported by CNBC.To read Energy News Network’s full story about Michigan’s exploration of converting tax-foreclosed properties into solar farms, click here. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Why Foreclosed Properties Might Go Green Tagged with: renewable energy solar power Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 25, 2018 1,482 Views David Wharton, Managing Editor at the Five Star Institute, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington, where he received his B.A. in English and minored in Journalism. Wharton has over 16 years’ experience in journalism and previously worked at Thomson Reuters, a multinational mass media and information firm, as Associate Content Editor, focusing on producing media content related to tax and accounting principles and government rules and regulations for accounting professionals. Wharton has an extensive and diversified portfolio of freelance material, with published contributions in both online and print media publications. Wharton and his family currently reside in Arlington, Texas. He can be reached at [email protected] Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
Tagged with: Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE Print This Post About Author: Mike Albanese September 9, 2019 2,513 Views Fannie Mae Freddie Mac GSE 2019-09-09 Mike Albanese Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin told FOX News Monday that he hopes to have Congressional support on GSE reform within the next three to six months.“They’ve been in conservatorship for too long,” Mnuchin said in the interview. He added that now is the right time to “recapitalize on them and make them stronger,” and to also protect taxpayers in the event of another housing downturn. Mnuchin told FOX that the government is in the process of negotiating with the FHFA on current lines, and hope to reach an agreement that would allow Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to retain their earnings. He said this would be a step in the right direction in increasing third-party capital. He added that if the administration does not get Congressional support, it will move forward and make whatever changes it can administratively. “We will restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.” Mnuchin said. He said both Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac currently have about $3 million in capital. The Trump administration released its plan for housing finance reform last week, more than a decade after the Great Recession sent the GSEs into conservatorship. According to the department, the Treasury Housing Reform Plan consists of a series of recommended legislative administrative reforms aimed to “protect American taxpayers against future bailouts,” preserve the 30-year-fixed-rate mortgage, and help guide Americans toward the path to homeownership. “The Trump Administration is committed to promoting much needed reforms to the housing finance system that will protect taxpayers and help Americans who want to buy a home,” said Mnuchin in a release. “An effective and efficient Federal housing finance system will also meaningfully contribute to the continued economic growth under this Administration.” Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac suffered significant losses due to their structural flaws and lack of sufficient oversight during the financial crisis of 2008. The GSEs received more than $190 billion from the Treasury Department.Despite the plan, industry insiders questioned whether reform of the GSEs will happen before the end Trump’s term as president, or if he is re-elected. Watch the interview here. in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Delinquencies Fall While Prepayments Rise Next: What is Driving Housing Sentiment? Mnuchin: ‘We Will Restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’ Related Articles The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Mnuchin: ‘We Will Restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’ Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Subscribe
Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post Try new things! Step outside your comfort zone to see if something interests you.Determine if you need to say goodbye to certain people, work responsibilities, or other things that are a distraction and likely won’t be a part of your future. The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Identify what makes you happy and try to leverage and/or incorporate more of those thoughts, activities, and philosophies into your career. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save February 6, 2020 1,486 Views Related Articles Sign up for DS News Daily Start by working with realistic expectations. As a new mother, I have never felt so insecure or guilty about … well, literally everything. And you don’t have to be a mom to feel this way. Women naturally try to be everywhere for everyone and everything, but realistically we can’t. Identify what is overwhelming you and resolve it. Don’t let it fester and become a bigger problem.Be present. As masters of time management, women are always thinking about the next task. Sometimes, we need to just take in what is right in front of us. If we are thinking about tomorrow, we are wasting the opportunity of today.Our schedules sometimes include social events that stress us out because we think we don’t have time to enjoy them. Try to avoid falling into this trap and instead, focus on having fun.Listen to your mind, spirit, and body. It is important to find some downtime just for yourself. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: CFPB Director Provides Update on Protection Practices Next: Economic Growth Exceeds Expectations in January Finding Your Voice in the Servicing Industry Consider the values and characteristics of people who inspire you, or those who’ve left a positive impression on you. Then, nurture those qualities within yourself so they grow to be uniquely yours.Do your best to diffuse your fears and the vulnerability that manifests itself when faced with failure. Some of our best lessons are learned when we miss our mark.Be self-aware. Know your strengths and weaknesses, forgive yourself for mistakes made, and learn from them.Identify those values that are important to you—integrity, accountability, perseverance, adaptability, discipline, etc.—and cultivate them. Home / Daily Dose / Finding Your Voice in the Servicing Industry Using Your Voice in the WorkplaceMastering how to use your voice in the workplace is certainly an art, not a science. However, there are some concrete things you can do to ensure your voice is not only heard but also understood.Thurmond suggests prioritizing your tasks every day and focusing on what is truly important. She also encourages women to prepare for the long haul.“Ensure you take care of yourself, so you possess the endurance necessary to be successful over several decades,” Thurmond said. “Schedule time for yourself and with loved ones and treat that time with the same importance as a meeting with a client.”Thurmond has also adopted a “Delegate or Die” approach to work—something she pulled out of a book and placed in a little notebook that she carries around in her purse.“The idea is to stop being a control freak. Do not insist people do things exactly the way you do them. Regularly reminding myself of that has served me well.”Marchant echoes the same sentiment, recalling that “Oftentimes, in order to learn a new task or take on additional responsibilities, I had to work a non-traditional, much longer work-day in order to get the job done. Recognizing the power of teamwork, I learned to embrace the value of delegation and appreciate its impact on the amount of progress an organization can achieve. I also found that when people feel empowered to make decisions, they realize the value of their contributions more and it instills in them greater confidence for any future decisions they may make.”Here are a few additional suggestions that will help you use your voice in the workplace:Choose your battles; don’t let battles choose you—When a battle emerges, walk away, take time to process it, and respond respectfully. You might also consider talking to a confidant or mentor if you need help processing the situation or need advice.Be confident in your abilities so you can accomplish what you set your mind to—Listen to your voice and not your inner critic. Push past resistance from others and know you are capable of doing great things.No matter your gender or race, expect discrimination at some or multiple points in your career—Finding your voice can help you to identify and process discrimination and seek support rather than internalizing your feelings. Also, be sure to discuss the situation with your manager or HR.When someone says something offensive, pause a moment—Take time to process the comment and determine if it really is offensive. If so, talk to the person. You might find they didn’t intend to offend you. You might also consider notifying your manager or HR.Don’t try to manage people’s perceptions of you. It’s not possible—If someone interprets your tone or actions incorrectly, simply explain that was not your intent and ask what you could have done differently. Know that it’s okay if people have a misconception about you. Embrace it and look for ways to change their opinion.No matter what your role is, within the mortgage industry or outside of it, finding and using your voice is something women must endeavor to do not only to achieve professional success, but also to realize true personal satisfaction. It’s the key to achieving work-life harmony while demonstrating to other women in the workplace that confidently expressing yourself is an invaluable tool for finding real fulfillment. in Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Dawn Adams is SVP, Default Servicing, at RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing Corporation, a leading, national co-issue servicer, loan subservicer, and residential mortgage lender. Editor’s note: This feature originally appeared in the February issue of DS NewsMy family immigrated from Poland a few decades back, and I am a third-generation American. The women in my family are strong-willed and opinionated—but my mom was not like that. She was more of a cheerleader. She wanted me to do more, see more, and be a part of something more than she ever could. As a single mother, she encouraged me to become whatever I wanted and to pursue success with confidence, humility, and honesty. My mom also warned me about letting my ego get in the way. She believed there is a fine line between being assertive and aggressive—between finding your voice but using it wisely.Mahatma Gandhi once said, “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” I think that is precisely what my mom was getting at. You never know how your journey is impacting others, so your voice needs to be positive for anyone you may be influencing around you.It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, work for a mortgage company as a loan officer or have a role in default servicing, you must be able to stand up for yourself, your convictions, and your capabilities. To do this effectively, you must find your voice.Where to Begin?I define “finding your voice” as the process through which you determine your legacy. It defines who you are and what you aspire to be. Ultimately, your “voice” is how you want people to describe you. The result of this introspective journey is greater self-awareness and the confidence you need to speak up for yourself.It’s important to go through the process of finding your voice for one critical reason: if you don’t, you run the risk of others defining it for you. Remember, it’s your journey and no one else’s. You can be inspired by traits in others and even admire those traits—but you don’t have to possess them. After all, if you adopt someone else’s approach but feel uncomfortable doing so, it will look and feel more like imitation rather than inspiration.“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.”—Judy GarlandCheryl Marchant, SVP, Default at Freedom Mortgage, concedes that it was tough to find her voice early in her career.“New to the business, I was eager to learn everything about mortgage servicing—specifically the default world—and that meant taking on challenges outside my traditional comfort zone. Learning to be comfortable with being uncomfortable is where I experienced the greatest amount of professional and personal growth.”Steps Along the PathThe first step you must take in your quest to find your voice is to uncover your passion. This can be a difficult thing to do with the non-stop noise, speed, and chaos that accompanies the day-to-day grind. So, make sure you are devoting enough downtime to ascertain what it is that you’re most passionate about. There are several ways to do this: About Author: Dawn Adams Once you have honed-in on your passion, hold yourself accountable to it. Pursue things that will foster your passion in both your work and home life. When you do this, you’ll begin to truly enjoy yourself. Having fun as often as you can is something we all can aspire to.Strive for Work-Life BalanceFor Lauren Thurmond, a Partner at Hutchens Law Firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, achieving work-life balance means “getting enough sleep, exercise, and time with my friends and family to be the best version of myself for my loved ones and colleagues.” She believes this can be best accomplished by being honest with your organization about what your expectations are regarding work-life balance.“My expectations have changed over time as my children have reached school age and there are events during normal working hours that I do not want to miss. I value flexibility at this stage in my life more than I did earlier in my career.”Marchant defines work-life balance as “being fulfilled in both your professional and personal life. It’s about taking time to enjoy the beauty around you at work and outside of it.” She advocates for surrounding yourself with capable individuals who you trust to gain a stronger sense of empowerment.“When you’re empowered, you have a platform to use your voice by being a mentor,” Marchant said. “It allows you to share your experience to sharpen your team members’ skill sets and increase their overall knowledge of the mortgage servicing industry so they can be successful for years to come.”Personally, I am not a fan of the phrase “work-life balance.” The definition of balance in verb form reads: “to keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.” That definition itself puts pressure on us to not let something fall by the wayside. To me, it seems impossible not to let something fall every single day, and therefore we are setting ourselves up for failure.Perhaps we should throw balance out the window and instead simply strive for harmony. This calls for work and life to blend together as one, providing opportunities for a disciplined structure to the management of your day. Be alright with allowing home to take priority over work sometimes and vice versa. Don’t feel like you are choosing one over the other but rather the needs of one are the focus to keep harmony. How is that best accomplished? Servicing Women in Servicing 2020-02-06 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Servicing Women in Servicing Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Leverage a variety of support groups that share your passions—be it career mentors, trusted confidants, or spiritual mentors.Give back. Pay it forward by volunteering or championing a cause. Use your voice and the experiences of your journey to inspire others.
Tagged with: Conservatorship FHFA GSEs Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Print This Post June 15, 2020 1,288 Views Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save About Author: Mike Albanese Conservatorship FHFA GSEs 2020-06-15 Mike Albanese Previous: The Week Ahead: Federal Update on COVID-19 Relief Next: Federal Financial Agencies Announce Flexibility in Mortgage Servicing Rules The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced on Monday that it will be re-proposing the updated minimum financial eligibility requirements for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.“FHFA has determined that it is prudent to work with the Enterprises to reassess and re-propose these requirements, including incorporating lessons learned from the evolving COVID-19 national emergency,” the Agency said in a release.The FHFA told DS News that it would not provide additional comments.FHFA’s original proposal was made on January 31, 2020, and “will not be finalized and implemented this month as planned.”The proposed financial requirements released earlier this year sought to improve seller/servicer standards and provide transparency and consistency of the capital and liquidity required with different business models.“A critical improvement from the minimum financial requirements established in 2015 is addressing the risk factors related to servicing Ginnie Mae mortgages. The updated requirements improve the safety and soundness of the Enterprises by strengthening Seller/Servicer counterparties in the event of an economic downturn,” the January release from FHFA said.Continuing its path to end conservatorship for the GSEs, the FHAFA announced in February that it selected Houlihan Lokey Capital, Inc., as its financial advisor to assist in the development of a plan to conservatorship of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The agreement between the FHFA and Houlihan Lokey has up to one year to produce a plan to end privatize the GSEs.The FHFA’s report states Houlihan Lokey will consider business and capital structures, market impacts, timing, and available capital raising alternatives among other items.“Hiring a financial advisor is a significant milestone toward ending the conservatorships of the Enterprises,” said FHFA Director Dr. Mark Calabria. “The next major milestone for FHFA is the re-proposal of the capital rule, which will happen in the near future.”The contract between the FHFA and the firm is $9 million for the first year. The FHFA has options to extend for an additional four-and-a-half years. The total contract is not to exceed $45 million. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago FHFA to Re-Propose Financial Requirements for GSEs Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / FHFA to Re-Propose Financial Requirements for GSEs Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Government, News Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Mac Lochlainn says community festivals and sports events should not have to pay for policing Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest News, Sport and Obituaries on Wednesday May 26th GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Google+ Pinterest By admin – July 8, 2015 Previous articleBarrymore ‘sues police over arrest’Next articleDACC to meet with Department of Health to discuss Breast Cancer Service admin A Donegal Deputy has begun a campaign to remove the obligation on local sports organisations and community based festivals to pay for policing services.Deputy Padraig Mac Lochlainn says Sinn Fein will introduce legislation to amend Section 30 of the Garda Síochána Act.Last month, it emerged that a festival in Co Donegal, which did not want to be identified, was charged €4,000 by gardaí to provide security at an event.Deputy MacLochlainn told the Dail Gardai don’t want to charge local communities for events…..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/paricgardacosts.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twitter NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme
Town Councils could be set for a reprieve with sources close to the environment minister indicating that Ireland’s Town Councils could be given extra powers in the upcoming revamp of local government.Fears have been expressed locally that Letterkenny, Buncrana, Bundoran and Ballyshannon town Councils could be scrapped as part of any reform.However sources suggest councils look likely to be beefed up, while regional authorities now look set to be scrapped under plans being brought to the cabinet. Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Facebook Twitter By News Highland – November 9, 2011 Pinterest Future looks brighter for Donegal’s Town Councils Facebook Newsx Adverts WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Previous articleForum concerned at the level of alcohol abuse by Donegal teensNext article76th anniversary of Aranmore tragedy today News Highland NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week
Warning for parents over youths organising fights on their phones Google+ Google+ Police in Foyle are investigating reports of two seperate incidents last weekend which they believed are linked and come as a resault of fights being organsised through social networking,At around 1am on Saturday morning a 28 year old man was assaulted by a group of unknown youths on the Old Strabane road, earlier there were reports of a large group of youths fighting.The man was knocked to the ground, punched and kicked by a group of young people and is believed to have been knocked unconscious for a time.Earlier, at around midnight on Friday police were called to reports of a large group of youths, both male and female, gathered in the Corrody Road area.It is believed they had gathered as a result of an organised fight arranged via BlackBerry Messenge on mobile phones.Police also received reports of damage to a number of cars on the Corrody Road where the youths had gathered.Police believe these incidents are linked and are asking parents to be aware of the dangers associated with organising fights via social media or mobile phones.Inspector William Mulligan urged parents to take responsibility for what their children get up to when out and about in the evenings and weekends with their friends. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Previous articleSlowdown in number paying the Household ChargeNext articlePart of Foyle Road in Derry closed in security alert News Highland Pinterest LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Facebook Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – April 11, 2012 Facebook Twitter Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Previous articleBridge replacement delay due to protection of fresh water musselNext articleLetterkenny third most overcrowded hospital in country today admin Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Doherty says Irish government could use European Investment Bank to source A5 funding WhatsApp Twitter Facebook Pinterest Pinterest Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH By admin – August 27, 2014 West Tyrone MP Pat Doherty says that the Irish government should examine the potential of European Investment Bank funding to fulfill its A5 funding commitment, saying the bank is already funding works on the N17 between Sligo and Galway.Mr Doherty says the Irish government has given a general commitment that it will re-assess it’s finances next year, but he believes more should be done.He says money for the A5 has been ring-fenced by the executive which will enable the development of the Derry to Strabane and Omagh to Ballygawley sections, and he’s now seeking a meeting with Public Expenditure Minster Brendan Howlin to discuss funding for the remaining section from Strabane to Omagh.Mr Doherty says substantial work should be underway by the end of next year, and it’s vital that funding is in place…………..Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/pdoca5update.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. News Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey
Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Google+ Previous articleSenior garda to meet Asian community to discuss gold theftsNext articleDeputy Padraig MacLochalin defends Sinn Fein Dail sit-in News Highland Motorists warned of flooding on Co Donegal roads WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Homepage BannerNews GAA decision not sitting well with Donegal – Mick McGrath Nine Til Noon Show – Listen back to Wednesday’s Programme Google+ By News Highland – November 13, 2014 Motorists are being warned to slow down as they make the journey home this evening.There’s widespread reports of flooding on many routes, with reports of flooding in Donegal Town, Letterkenny, Ballybofey, Buncrana, Carndonagh, Gaoth Dobhair and Pettigo. There are also reports of some flooding in Derry and Omagh.Met Eireann has issued yellow and orange weather warnings.Arwin Foley, Editor at AA Roadwatch, has this advice for drivers who find themselves caught in a flood…Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/16fole1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.